Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The attempts to crack seem to continue. It is extending to my other ID-s. Which are not so public though. Every mail ID of mine gets a mail from accounts no reply to reset password.
Wow wayy too many interested people I say!

22 comments:

Lakshmi said...

The price you pay for being a celebrity :)

tarakeshwar said...

let them play... there is no need for n action from ur side.......

Tiger said...

Hello:

you have to be pretty careful as in Google all the applications are inter-related so if some one can crack through one account, then he could gain control for all the related ones. (Like blogger, picasa etc). It happened to my friend a while ago.

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

Just Ignore Them Gal.. Delete them as they come.. But do change ur password now and then incase some Witzy does get access to your password.. Esp like your Orkut account.. Change it to something only YOU will know.. Make it as difficult as possible..

Manki said...

Hmm.. that's bad. As already suggested by many people, change all your passwords. Also, make sure that the secret questions are good enough that no one other than you can answer to those questions. If you suspect that someone has had a chance to break at least one of your accounts, change the passwords and secret questions for all your accounts. I know it's a pain doing all this; but this is [part of the] price you pay for your fame :-/

Anonymous said...

Hope you are using your own system, especially while logging into the accounts.

Karthik Murali said...

simply click on that mail and mark as spam ....
all issues resolved
rite?????

Dinesh said...

I have got that a few times, I am not a celebrity :). Solution as per google is to ignore those email messages. I think there is also an option to report back, dont remember where it is.

Weekend Warrior said...

Could it be the case of a virus attack with robots propagating this to all the accounts?

Karthik Sriram said...

@ Karthik Murali,

If you mark it as spam, then if Chinmayi actually loses her password, then thats it!

LKS

k4karthik said...

யக்கா... அதுக்கெல்லாம் குடுத்து வச்சிருக்கனும்...

drashkum said...

dont try resetting your password it might be a phising site to steal your password

Chitra said...

Ahhhhh desperate attempts eh...

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

You've been Tagged By Me

Vivek said...

அரசியல்ல இதெல்லாம் சாதாரணமப்பா!!!
இதெல்லாம் நாளைக்கு சரித்தரத்துல வரும், உங்களுக்கு சிலை வைப்பாங்க..., ஸ்டூட்ண்ட்ஸ்'லாம் நோட்ஸ் எடுப்பாங்க....

Chinmayi said...

vivek... aanalum idhu konjam over!

Anonymous said...

Aruthi said....

chinmayi,
Avaru appadiththan solvaru because avar vivek aachche..!

Yogi said...

I had a bad experience with my yahoo account once. Being a learner on ethical hacking, with a bit of hacking knowledge. Found an addon software to hack other accounts through yahoo messenger. Out of curiosity to know how it works, installed it. My yahoo messenger had a strange behaviour. Two days later to my shock, in the messages history, I saw my yahoo username and password[15 digit complex password] was sent to someone's id as an IM.

So, I learnt never try to hack....

Vivek said...

to anonymous aka Aruthi

சூப்பரப்பு!!! என்னய நல்லா புரிஞ்சு வைச்சிருக்கீங்க..!!!!

donthecat said...

I think its time to look inward...

Download "Spybot-Search & Destroy", AVG Rootkit Cleaner and LavaSoft Ad-Aware and run them sequentially. Follow instructions.

You should be able to find the d/ls from a Google Search.

Also, go to http://grc.com and do the Shields UP test to see if your system is running on Stealth Mode. If it aint, rectify...

This is just to ensure that you dont have a trojan runnin in your system, which is probably sending out mails...

Chinmayi said...

hey don.. been a while.. no trojans spy work :) I work on a macintosh, and every software is licensed. other than the internet there is nothing potentially harmful. of course there is apparently nothng more harmful than internet for a system, is there :)

Anonymous said...

Well the reset password link is sent to you only if the hacker can succesfully enter some data that you have given while creating the account.So log in and change all that info..Obviously Qs whats my mothers name and whats my pets name shouldnt be there.
Reminds me of Paris hilton's account which got hacked because she gave a security question "What is my pets name"? A very safe question for most people but in Paris' case the answer is known to many (her famous chihuahua-tinkerbell)